Medical Officer (Occupational Medicine)

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This vacancy will remain open continuous for three (3) months. The first cut-off date of April 5, 2017 and subsequent cut-off dates of April 19, 2017, May 03, 2017, June 01, 2017 and June 15, 2017, all qualified applications received by the cut-off dates will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and will receive first consideration for this vacancy. A selection may be made at anytime during the opening of the announcement.

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:

  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
Joining the Office of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environmental Programs Division, will allow you to utilize your expertise in applying your medical skills and experience, and contribute to the development and mission of the Secret Service occupational medical health program for the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the Secret Service to successfully complete its protective investigative mission. This Medical Officer (Occupational Medicine) position starts at a salary of $131,767 (GS-15, step 1), with potential to $225,000. For more information on the Secret Service click here.

  • Not Required

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  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Basic Requirements

    Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.

    [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

    Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

    An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

    A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.

    A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or other institution accredited in the United States for such training.

    Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition to basic requirements, applicants must possess the following residency experience: For GS-14 and above: 1 year of appropriate graduate training or experience in occupational health programs equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

    Occupational Health Programs- In addition to a residency program in occupational medicine, knowledge, skills, and abilities for work in this program area may have been acquired in family practice, internal medicine, surgery, pathology, dermatology, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, public health, aerospace medicine, and general preventive medicine.


    You qualify for the GS-15 level (starting salary $131,767) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level performing duties such as: working in an occupational medical program, ensuring workforce safety in order to safeguard personnel; reviewing mandatory pre-employment and recurrent physical examinations, fitness-for-duty examinations, and medical surveillance examinations for law enforcement personnel; serving as the medical advisor concerning occupational and public health matters; providing recommendations to the executive staff concerning the management of health programs; and serving as an expert to senior managers, officials and employees.

    NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.

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